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‘SNL’ star Pete Davidson says he wouldn’t be able to perform if he couldn’t smoke weed for his Crohn’s Disease

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Live from New York — it’s Pete Davidson stoned. The "Saturday Night Live" star told High Times magazine this week that he became a pothead because of his Crohn’s disease, which he was diagnosed with at age 17. "I found that the things the doctors were prescribing me, and seeing all these doctors and trying new things, weed was the …

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Medical marijuana legal fight rages over expanding qualifying conditions

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A flowering room at Revolution Enterprises Cannabis in Delavan, Ill., is seen Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. The $23 million, 75,525-square-foot facility is a medial marijuana cultivation center, "a growers paradise for the research of cannabis" stated Tim McGraw, CEO and founder of Revolution Enterprises. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune) When Illinois expanded its medical marijuana program this summer to allow …

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Fight looms over location of medical marijuana farms in Sonoma County

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Sonoma County is putting out a welcome mat for the medical marijuana industry, but it may not be as big as the industry would like as it emerges from the legal shadows. Under California’s new medical marijuana law, cities and counties are allowed to regulate the location of pot-growing sites and other cannabis-related businesses, which may not obtain a state …

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Next State To Legalize Weed? Virginia Could Soon Have Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana could be coming to Virginia in 2017 if Gov.Terry McAuliffe has it his way. The governor shared his support for medical marijuana during an interview with WTOP radio Wednesday and said he’d like to legalize a statewide cannabis program for medical patients, but didn’t think Virginia state lawmakers would back him up. The governor made it clear he …

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Maine’s ‘clean’ medical marijuana: ‘Organic’ in disguise

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Erica and Jack Haywood, of Love Grown. Love Grown marijuana is labeled Certified Clean Cannabis by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. FARMINGTON, Maine — In a suite one flight above the bustling main street of Farmington, a university town in the foothills of western Maine, LoveGrown Caregiver Services is a marijuana lover’s delight. Large glass jars contain potent buds …

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Question to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma passes final hurdle, will be placed on future ballot

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters across Oklahoma will officially be able to choose whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in an upcoming election. State Question 788 would allow Oklahomans to vote on whether or not to legalize medical marijuana. Before the question could go to a vote of the people, supporters needed to collect almost 66,000 signatures. In August, state …

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Wendell medical marijuana seizure worries residents, town officials

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State police seized Francesco Compagnone’s and Patti Scutari’s medical marijuana plants earlier this month. RECORDER STAFF/TOM RELIHAN A tall fence obscures the street view of Patti Scutari and Francesco Compagnone’s Wendall home, which state police raided in early September, seizing ten medical marijuana plants. Just one vine of the 10 medical marijuana plants Francesco Compagnone and Patti Scutari were growing …